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A Just Harvest
Contact: Patti Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving in the Community Kitchen, Community Organizing, Mentoring Young Adults, & General opportunities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago
Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based Mentoring - volunteer matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age for a minimum of one year, meeting 2 to 4 times a month. Site Based Mentoring - volunteers matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age & attend weekly meetings at a designated site or program. Must have own car & driver's license.
Background check required
Broadway Youth Center (BYC)
Contact: Tanya Fink, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, Brown Elephant Resale Shop, BYC Drop-in Youth Worker, BYC Health Educator, Clinic Based Counselor, Medical Records, Outreach Administrative, Street Outreach, Food Pick-Up/Delivery, Special Event Opportunities, & Walk-in Clinic Greeter.
Casa Central (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)
Contact: Alexis Macias, Service Project Development Leader
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children and teens, tutoring/mentoring in the "Learning and Serving" program, joining older adults in activities, sharing a special talent or skill, arranging the clothing boutique at La Posada - our interim housing program for homeless families.
Mentorship Opportunities: ServiceWorks Success Coaches for experienced professionals working with 16 - 24 year olds "Service Scholars" either 1 on 1 or in groups to get them ready for college. Skills Training (Curriculum) Facilitator.
Chicago Children's Museum
Contact: LaWanda May
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, All-In-One, Arts Learning, Community Connections, Early Learning Administration & Programs, Family Programs, Guest Connections, Kraft Free Family Night, Special Events, & Student Workshops.
Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships filled, Winter/Spring will be posted in December.
Chicago HOPES for Kids
Contact: Patricia Rivera
Volunteer Opportunities: Tutors for K-8th Grade Students, Site Coordinator, & Enrichment Volunteer.
Children's Oncology Services
Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson
Volunteer Opportunities: Program Volunteer, Summer Camp Volunteer & Event Volunteer.
Internship Opportunities: Programmatic (learning what it takes to operate a camp for kids with cancer, volunteer management, & community outreach) & Development (learning how a non-profit organization operates, how to write a grant, how to plan a fundraising event, & how to make programs possible for kids with cancer).
Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO)
Contact: Charlene Stephens, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries.
Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing.
DuPage Children's Museum
Email: Volunteer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680
Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, & Administrative
Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, & Volunteer Management.
Background Check Required: Background check policy
Volunteer Opportunities: Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, & Maintenance.
Contact: Office of Communication
Internship Opportunities: intern programs
Gads Hill Center
Contact: Lisset Gonzalez
Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 231
Volunteer Opportunities: Club Learn Tutor, Club Learn Aide, Child Development Center Program Assistant
Mentor Opportunties: Mentor for New Horizons with Middle School Students & Tutor Mentors for Teen Connection with College Bound Youths.
Girls in the Game
Contact: Meg Horgan
Volunteer Opportunties: Girls in the Game After-School, Tutor/Homework Help, Saturday Days of Play,
GameDays: One-Day Events, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Special Events, Technical Support, & Special Interests.
Internship Opportunities: Unpaid Full & Part-Time - Programming (Elementary, Middle or High School Level), Development, & Marketing/Communications.
HandsOn Suburban Chicago
Contact: Brandon Massey, Schools Program Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: After-School Tutors, In-school Tutors, Adult Literacy Tutors, Grant Researcher/Writing Assistance, Clerical Assistance, Youth Mentors, & Marketing Communications.
Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support at Hospice Advantage Office, Running Errands & Chores, Providing Comfort Care to Hospice Patients & Familiy Members, & Visiting Hospice Patients in Hospitals.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Contact: Anna Machalski
Internship Opportunities: Politics, Organizing, Policy, Immigrant Family Resource Program, New Americans Initiative & Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Communications, & Development.
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Contact: Juanita Negrete
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support, High School Mentor with AVID, & Volunteer Services Support.
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs.
Kohl Children's Museum
Contact: Development Office
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, & Membership Renewal/Recruitment Associate.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Counter Work, Restock Pantry & Sort Clothing.
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
Contact: Amber Boyd & Mital Lyons-Warren, Volunteer Coordinators
Phone: (773) 584-3212
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Pantry, Community Garden, Working with Senior Citizens, Working with Kids, & Computer Lab.
National Runaway Safeline
Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, & Street Team.
Internship Opportunities: Work-Study & Internships for those in Social Service Programs.
New Moms, Inc.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Volunteer Opportunities: Front Desk, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, & Photographer.
Project CARE Plus: Bensenville School District
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program.
Saint Joseph Services
Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: One-on-One tutoring, After School Mentoring, Tutoring Adult Students, ESL tutors, Tutoring Adults in Computers, Enhance Professional Skills in Marketing, Web Design, & Photography/Videography.
SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education
Contact: Kay McKeen
Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects
Volunteer Opportunties: Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge.
Su Casa Catholic Worker Community
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Part-Time & Live In Internships (Part Time, 3/4 Time, & Full Time)
Wheeling Township Food Pantry
Contact: Craig Wleklinski
Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels & Food Pantry Assistant
Background Check Required & Long Term Commitment Preferred (Once a Week)
Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)
Contact: Tara Dolan
Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232
Available Opportunities: After School Tutors, Mentorships, Internships, Work Study, & Impact Fellows.
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Serving in the United States
Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps, & Senior Corps.
Contact: Rok Teasley
Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program).
The Volunteer Bay
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Serving Abroad in Ecuador, Nepal, & Thailand
Volunteer Opportunties: Teaching English minimum commitment 3, 4, or 12 weeks; Social Development minimum commitment 2, 3, or 12 weeks; Animal Care & Rescue minimum commitment 1 or 4 weeks; Conservation & Sustainability minimum commitment 2, 4, or 12 weeks.